Skillz in Photoshop with Seth Cook starting TBA
For adults. Normally no more than 10 students in the class.
Skillz in Photoshop Class:
- For adults and teens
- Worried about paying for Photoshop? No worries, we got you covered with a free one month trial version.
- This class is designed for people new to using Photoshop or of need of a refresher course.
- Learn how to successfully edit images using Adobe Photoshop. important go-to Tools, and the importance of Layering when editing.
- Participants must have access to a laptop with a trial version of Adobe Photoshop and a camera of some sort (DSLR, point & shoot, or phone camera).
- Complimentary Wifi.
- Bottled water, coffee, and tea will be provided.
Session: Starting TBA
Class time: TBA
Instructor & Artist: Seth Cook
Location: Achilles Print Studio, LLC located at 321 Oil Center Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503
phone: 337-534-8491 or email: email@example.com
*Students should bring something to write on, whether it be a notebook or laptop.*Please see below for course description and instructor's biography.
Skillz in Photoshop Class with Seth Cook
Participants will start in the first class by learning the layout of Photoshop, important go-to Tools, and the importance of Layering when editing. From there class will progress into a project involving basic post-editing tools, using a sample image. As the class progresses through the month, students will partake in various in-class projects as well as take-home practice assignments. Since this class will be meeting once a week, participants will be encouraged to practice at home with their own images. This is important to know because the final class will consist of an advanced level project involving image splicing. To put it short, once you’re done with the class you’ll finally be able to Photoshop your ex completely out of that otherwise great image of you! For adults and teens. Participants must have access to a laptop with a trial version of Adobe Photoshop and a camera of some sort (DSLR, point & shoot, or phone camera).
Instructor & Artist, Seth Cook
Seth Adam Cook (b. 1993) is an artist and researcher from southern Louisiana. He became interested in the arts while attending high school, deciding, later on, to study it at the university level. Early in his studies, photography became the catalyst to his artistic process, seeing it as the best way to bring his imagination into reality. His work centers on surrealism while his interests lie in creating a narration based off of his observations and understanding of the world. Recently, he started experimenting with stop-motion animation, using a combination of photographs and drawings to expand his creative process.
In 2016, Seth earned his BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette while also becoming an active member of the visual arts community. His commitments include taking part as a committee member for the Festival International's 30th Anniversary Photography Exhibition and involvement with workshops and assisting his local galleries. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Indiana University in Bloomington after earning a Graduate Assistantship.
The current focus of my research understands the relationship between the desire for human connection, self-discovery, and the act of being seen. However, this is a smaller part of a much larger focus of research regarding the politics of cultural intelligibility and its inscription on the dominant form of human experience.
My creative work meditates the relationship between the desire for human connection and the isolation associated with mediation, which has become a need in our present culture. It is this idea of isolation that becomes the core of the creative work, coming to life either through mixed media painting/installation, photography, or stop-motion animation. The subject(s) presence within the work is manifested in order to represent this isolation. The concept of light becomes the link, on an allegorical level, between the subject(s), their isolation, and the need for change. The space and subject(s) are expressed in opposition, metaphorically pointing to the disconnection between the present culture and reality. Both the subject(s) and the space they have been placed in, while opposed, come together to recognize a socially structured theory of fabrication, becoming an environment of somber reflection